Queen Elizabeth the second has broadcasted her Christmas speech – specifically highlighting the importance of unity and family; sounds great doesn’t it, a public figure speaking about things both the elite and mear mortals experience in life.
The response to this message was: Outrage! Many people felt the queen was out of touch with everyday people, why? This was due to a giant golden piano potentially worth millions in the background of the video.
“Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.”
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has discovered over four million children are in poverty and has increased significantly in the past 5 years in the UK-
The Charity Shelter, says one in every 200 people in the United Kingdom is homeless and over 300,000 people are sleeping rough or in bad housing conditions in Britain.
It makes you think, do royalty have any idea about what it’s like to struggle? To not know when your next meal is coming or if you’ll even have a place to stay.
A significant number of people have urged the queen do her next Christmas speech in front of a foodbank next year, to add sincerity to her message and to show those affected the most.
Alright Queen Lizzy next year give your speech in front of a food bank. https://t.co/Kl59a7hu7o
— Gbane (@iamthechoko) December 26, 2018
With how the royal families accrued their wealth is it fair for them to hold onto it?
Here are some reactions on Twitter
The Queen talking about self sacrifice in front of a massive golden piano there pic.twitter.com/pHUQ0zTkeE
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 25, 2018
Privileged wealthy hereditary monarch bunged £76m a year, sitting in front of a golden piano in the palace she's billing taxpayers £369m to tart up, kills satire by lecturing the nation to pull together https://t.co/28ft4GGL3q
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) December 26, 2018
Ah the Queen's message. I love getting yelled at by an old publicly-funded billionaire with a gold piano that we should all be happier and less angry
— Josh (@joshwlkr) December 25, 2018
We're at the point where, with homeless people literally dying on the streets, a third of Welsh children living in poverty, and the "Queen" giving a speech from her 240 bedroom house in front of a golden piano, where the monarchy becomes not a political issue, but a moral one.
— Aled (@AledGwynWiliams) December 26, 2018